Quantum Grid is a new generation photovoltaic device designed as a smart envelope which replaces the standard facade elements, ship and aircraft skins. This new generation of BIPV technology takes advantage of a significantly expanded harvestable light spectrum. Sufficient conversion efficiency and sustainable energy production are being achieved by quantum semiconductor technologies used to improve the light-absorbing component of the photovoltaics. In addition to energy harvesting, Quantum Grid is coupled with intelligent built-in monitoring devices, effectively transforming buildings into smart ZNE structures that can share the surplus energy with each other. Quantum Grid is a clean, sustainable and less costly solution, compared to current photovoltaic materials.
Quantum Grid is divided into two main categories: iSkin and iFiber
A window-like, transparent, energy-producing cladding system built for new buildings and retrofits, which implements a carbon-free technology that converts ultraviolet and infrared light into electricity, while letting the visible light pass freely into the building.
Freschfield’s iSkin has extended the harvestable spectrum of light, due to the use of quantum semiconductor technologies. Our lightweight panels use a transparent polycarbonate layer with a high-tensile-strength coating, instead of glass.
The iSkin is capable of generating far more electricity, compared to traditional solar panels, even in low light, and can be used on entire building facades, not just roofing applications.
An opaque cladding system that delivers all of the benefits of the iSkin, while also harvesting the sun’s energy from the wavelengths that are within the visible spectrum of light, which ensures the production of a significantly greater amount of electricity during daytime.
iFiber is cheaper to manufacture than iSkin, and has the capacity to be load bearing, which makes it ideal for industrial use and windowless building facades. The unique properties of this panel are achieved by merging the energy-producing skin with the attributes of the bio-fiber which possesses fire prevention values, thereby enabling the iFiber to generate electricity while maintaining a significant structural integrity.